Red Cross Recruiting across Campaspe Region

Tuesday 10 October 2017 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that Australian Red Cross welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds to apply and provides extensive training and development opportunities for new volunteers. “Red Cross is recruiting across the region now so it’s a great time for people to…

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Local History Grant for Echuca

Monday 9th October 2017 A major project being undertaken by Echuca Historical Society Inc (EHS) took a step further with the announcement of a funding grant of  $14 927 from the Local History Grants Program. For the past three years volunteers of EHS have been working on the project which aims to fully digitize archiving…

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Liberal Nationals Onshore Gas Policy

Monday 9 October 2017 Today Liberal Leader Matthew Guy and I announced an onshore gas policy that will give Victorians a clear choice at the next election. This policy will help put the brakes on soaring gas prices that are currently hurting Victorian households and businesses.  Our policy will provide cheaper gas and create more…

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Decentralisation portfolio elevates the focus on country Victoria

Wednesday 4 October 2017 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor Victoria’s country communities are at the heart of the Liberal Nationals’ plan to decentralise population growth in our state. The nonsense claim from Labor MPs that the regional development portfolio has been cut is nothing more than hysterical scaremongering. The Andrews Labor Government is desperate…

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Letter to Editor – Bills in Parliament 19-21 September 2017

  Monday 25th September 2017 To the Editor Last week the following Bills were also introduced to the Victorian Parliament which may be of interest to Murray Plains residents:  Fines Reform Amendment Bill 2017 Gambling Regulation Amendment (Gaming Machine Arrangements) Bill 2017 Planning and Environment Amendment (Public Land Contributions) Bill 2017 Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill…

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Decentralisation elevates focus on regional development

Monday 25 September 2017 Country Victoria is at the heart of the Liberal Nationals plan to better manage our population and grow our whole state – not just Melbourne. The Liberal Nationals strongly believe a whole-of-government approach is integral to delivering the best outcome for rural and regional Victoria and our new Shadow Minister for…

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Labor’s goat nothing to say on eID

Thursday 21 September 2017   Victorian producers still don’t know if the Andrews Labor Government will subsidise electronic identification tags for sheep and goats in 2018. In Parliament today Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford refused to confirm if the Andrews Government would subsidise tags in 2018. Ms Pulford’s admission confirms the process is severely delayed months…

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Labor trading insults not answers on rising energy costs

Wednesday 20 September 2017   The Andrews Labor Government’s trivial response to questions in Parliament today on rising energy costs in regional Victoria is an utter insult to country business owners. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio would rather blame others than make sure families and businesses can afford to pay their energy bills. Agricultural businesses…

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Awards recognise inspirational young achievers

Tuesday 19 September 2017   Community members are encouraged to nominate hard-working and dedicated young people for a Victorian Young Achiever Award. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said there were many young people making a difference in the Murray Plains electorate and who deserved to have their efforts recognised. “We have so many hard…

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All Heyfield jobs must be saved

Friday 15 September 2017   Background The glaring omission in the Andrews Government’s confirmation of the Heyfield mill sale is a promise that all 250 jobs will be saved. Labor MP Harriet Shing promised in March the mill would”not lose jobs overall” if the Government became a buyer of last resort but Agriculture Minister Jaala…

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Keeping the lights on in Victoria

Thursday 14 September 2017   Statement from Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh The closure of Hazelwood Power Station this year saw the loss of 750 jobs and Victoria’s baseload energy capacity drop by 22 per cent. Increases to average annual power bills for homes and businesses have been far worse than the Andrews Labor…

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Have your say on roads

Tuesday 12 September 2017 Reports that Daniel Andrews will reduce the speed limit to 70 kmh on some unsealed country roads is just lazy policy by a lazy government Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has said. The Andrews Labor Government has flagged the government is considering a proposal to reduce the speed limit on…

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Labor playing follow the leader on water security

Thursday 7 September 2017   It is a relief that Labor has finally realised the value of the former Coalition Government’s work with Integrated Water Cycle Management. In 2011 after a decade of drought and water mismanagement that saw Labor waste billions of taxpayer dollars on the desal plant and the north south pipeline the…

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